Friday, May 23, 2008

5 Things Meme

Tagged by Corey, playing because I'm 8 days past my due date and trying to pass the time.

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read the player’s blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What were you doing 5 years ago?
May of 2003... My sister had just had her baby, my only niece, so that was very special and at the forefront of my mind. Braydon and I were in the process of selling our first house and buying our second (current) house. We were also about to leave for a big vacation -- turned out to be the best vacation of our lives -- a cross-country road-trip through France. We were regularly talking about the idea of starting a family/adoption. I was big into cooking (my major hobby at the time), was experimenting with lots of different kinds of cuisine, and throwing lots of dinner parties. I was finishing up my 2nd year on the faculty at Lehigh.

What are 5 things on your to-do list for today?
I'm currently guest-editing a special volume for Sociological Studies of Children and Youth-- I need to take care of a bunch of stuff related to that project. Write thank-you notes for all the baby gifts. Remove the chipped nail polish from my fingernails. Switch K & O's clothes' closet over to summer clothes and put away all their winter clothes. Figure out what we're going to eat for dinner.

What are 5 snacks you enjoy?
Nachos. Popcorn. Chips and salsa. Crackers and cheese. Cashews. (yep, all salty - not sweet)

What 5 things would you do if you were a billionaire?
Buy a vacation home on Virgin Gorda, large enough to accommodate family/friends at any time. Put away enough money so that K, O, and Baby Sister will be all set to pay for whatever they may want to do re: long-term education. Donate a huge chunk to organizations/people on the ground in Haiti. Pay off all of our student loan debt and financially support Braydon's RVibe project so that he doesn't have to work his corporate job anymore. Give at least 1 million to my parents to do with whatever they please.

What are 5 of your bad habits?
Not sending thank-you notes. Procrastinating by reading people's blogs. Constantly letting the gas tank on the car get to 'empty.' Dragging my feet on grading (my students' papers/exams). Worrying about things I shouldn't worry about.

What are 5 places you have lived?
Freedom, NH. Waterville, ME. Charleston, SC. Jamaica Plain/Boston, MA. Bernardsville, NJ.

What are 5 jobs you have had?
Ice Cream Scooper. Lifeguard. Camp Counselor. Legal Case Manager. Research Assistant.

What 5 people do you want to tag?
1. Lori from Our Journey Through Everyday Life
2. Bek from Ignore the Crazy
3. Manmi from Chapter Two
4. Malia's Mama from Journey To/With My Daughter
5. Cindy from Ethiopian Tripletland


Chapter Two Manmi said...

Hi Heather,
I just responded to the meme tag you sent to me. What fun. It's here:

Rose said...

I was going through reading the archieves (almost finished --- I have to blame you for hours and hours of reading your blog ... it's soooooooo addicting :))

I came across this poem

It just connected with me and I've come and read it again many, many times. I love it because I so identifiy with it.

I don't think you've wrote other poems. Your a wonderful poet --- please write more! :)

Heather said...

Hi Rose! So funny that you're reading all of our archives! Thanks for reminding me about those poems. I had forgotten about them. I'll try to post more poems on the blog. I do write them, but rarely put them on the blog.
Thanks for reading!!!!!